Category Archives: Education


Fenster writes: As Kant wrote, out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made. [Of course, come the Singularity won’t be no need to worry about pesky things like humanity’s irascible and unpredictable nature.  All will … Continue reading

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A Third Way for Campus Speech?

Fenster writes: Shulamit Reinharz, the director of an academic center at Brandeis, has an op-ed in the Boston Globe calling for a third way on campus speech.  Alluding to the tension currently present between free speech and those who would … Continue reading

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“Barbarian Empires of the Steppes”

Paleo Retiree writes: Along with Blowhard, Esq. and Fabrizio del Wrongo, I’m a big fan of Kenneth Harl, a Tulane professor who has done numerous lecture series about early and medieval history for The Great Courses. He’s smart, he’s fast, … Continue reading

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The UR Syllabus of Shitlordery

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Browsing my Facebook feed the past few days, I’ve been astonished at the amount of hysterical, sloppy thinking I’ve seen from many of my otherwise smart friends. How you can see a (likely gay) Muslim man shoot up … Continue reading

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A Generation on a Ledge

Fenster writes: I wrote here about how the pro-faculty American Association of University Professors issued a report critical of the misuses of Title IX.  And how Fester found that take to be refreshing and welcome.  But also that it was … Continue reading

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Free Harvard!

Fenster writes: I admire Ron Unz a lot, read his blog-paper daily and support his position on bilingual education.  Alas I cannot warm all that much to his push to make Harvard tuition free.  He is running a slate committed … Continue reading

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Three Links

Fenster writes: Several examples of talking about the weather but really talking about something else, too. 1      On the academic freedom front, a glimmer of reason and from a somewhat unexpected source.  The American Association of University Professors … Continue reading

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